Third FijiFirst MP resigns

February 13, 2023 12:40 pm

Opposition MP Rosy Akbar.

Opposition Member of Parliament and former Minister for Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, has resigned from Parliament.

Speaker of Parliament Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu has given notice that Akbar’s seat is now vacant pursuant to Section 63(1)(a) of the Fijian Constitution.

Ratu Naiqama confirmed that Akbar resigned effective today, Monday, February 13, 2023.

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Akbar is the third FijiFirst MP to resign from Parliament following the 2022 General Election.

FBC News understands that FijiFirst candidate Virendra Lal was to be next in line to replace Akbar however, Lal was appointed as one of the translator for Parliament over the weekend.

This means that Sachida Nand will be replacing Akbar.